Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road ★★★★½

Rarely a film of such epic scale has come with so much anticipation and mystery all at once. The long delayed George Miller 's fourth Mad Max film in the franchise is finally hitting the screens and let me tell you, the 30 years gap between Thunderdome and Fury Road was well worth the wait. The film is actually more a reboot than a sequel and it's maybe for the best. Mastermind G. Miller is back with the most incredible slice of dystopian madness you'll ever experience at the movies these days. When everything look and feel the same with avalanche of CGI and total lack of depth, Miller manages to give his film not only heart and guts but a look absolutely unique and beyond anything I have seen so far. Combining the best of technology and old school film making this new episode of the adventure of the lone desert 'Samurai' has a taste of madness like you will rarely see. Inspired by paintings of Dali and Goya for the visuals and probably a few more, the film plays like a massive chase across the desert, restless and uncompromising, nightmarish as hell but gorgeous as can be. Many themes are tackled along the chase and Miller seems to have understood a long time ago that men are beasts with no real future unless women take control and bring back the necessary balance our world needs if we wish to survive and have a future. The character of Furiosa is shown as an equal to Max and some scenes show them looking very similar to each-others, both broken and desperate for redemption. This films manages to bring back the old school adventure flick, a no brainer on the outside but with a lot of depth if you look closer. Miller is a genius on his own, shots after shots he builds a tension of a rare intensity and manages to offer to his audience a film that will definitely surprise a lot of people through it's unusual pace, messages and visuals. The soundtrack is amazing with a lot of percussions during the chases across the desert, pushing the madness as to have a group of drummers playing on the rooftop of a truck and a heavy metal player blasting his flame thrower guitar while chained to one of the trucks. By now you have figured out that you are dealing with a film like no others, filled with images from another world. It will take me a few days to recover from the experience because i haven't been thrilled by a film this much since El Topo of legendary director A. Jodorowski. By now all hope is for another episode soon, a Mad Max: Furiosa would be quite thrilling, let's only hope mister Georgy won't wait 30 years this time...

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